Chester County, Pennsylvania: Charming Scenery, Non-Stop Sports Action | Sports Destination Management

Chester County, Pennsylvania: Charming Scenery, Non-Stop Sports Action

Sep 04, 2017

Chester County’s Brandywine Valley is just a short drive from the high energy, on-the-go mentality of downtown Philadelphia. And while our rolling green hills, rambling rivers, picturesque farmland, and charming downtowns at first glance feel much more laid back, let us assure you there’s still quite a bit of excitement here.

Chester County’s stunning landscape makes it the perfect destination to host a variety of events, both outdoors in our countryside as well within our area’s many sports facilities. We are the proud host of the region’s Tough Mudder events, the Devon Horse Show and a packed schedule of equestrian shows and steeplechase events, USA Curling Arena Championships, the NXT Lacrosse Summer and Fall tournaments and showcases and a series of professional cycling races like the Benchmark Twilight Cycling Classic with USA CRITS.

Need a large field perfect for soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, or other competitions? United Sports in Downingtown is a multi-use sports complex featuring four lighted turf fields and seven additional natural grass fields, making it an ideal venue for lacrosse and soccer tournaments. With seating up to 1,200 and more than 1,000 parking spaces, this space is perfect for championship tournaments and events and has welcomed the training camps of the Philadelphia Wings of the National Lacrosse League and the Philadelphia Independence of Women's Professional Soccer. Indoor events will appreciate the 127,000-square-foot flexible layout with a 30-foot-plus ceiling height. The field house features a multi-purpose roller rink with a Sport Court surface, two turf fields and four tournament-ready basketball courts.

Prefer ice over green? At the Ice Line Quad Rinks in West Chester; home of the Philadelphia Jr. Flyers, you can take over up to four rinks with extensive seating for your event, plus enjoy the added perks of the onsite pro shop, sports training facility, a restaurant and arcade.

But don’t feel confined by the walls of a traditional venue – Chester County’s parks and natural outdoor venues make the perfect location for events with ultimate flexibility. Check out the grounds of the wide open and beautiful Willowdale Steeplechase or Plantation Field for cross country, cycling, equestrian, and other outdoor events. Add in the 18-hole tournament-ready disc golf course at the Anson B. Nixon Park, and it’s clear that Chester County, PA, has it all.

The Brandywine Valley’s location also makes it a perfect choice for large tournaments and sporting events. Situated only minutes from northern Delaware and the Philadelphia International Airport, the region is easily accessible by the Mid-Atlantic region thanks to major rail lines and interstate highways. And with more than 5,000 rooms in area hotels, athletes and spectators alike will have a place to rest up and recover.

Let our team help yours and make the Chester County Conference and Visitors Bureau your first call. We offer complete meeting and event planning services, as well as online hotel and venue finders. Get started by reaching out to Travis Geiser, Sports & Events Sales Manager, at 484-840-7216 or

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